Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 21, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 16, 2014
April 15, 2014
How would you like to own a quilt created by Libby Lehman, Caryl Bryer Fallert, or Judy Matheison? Now is your chance.
On April 7, 2014, The National Quilt Museum launched its 2014 Annual Benefit Auction. This year over 80 items will be auctioned with a combined value over $40,000. It will include quilts, quilt miniatures, sewing machines, gift baskets, notions, and much more. Items were donated by over 60 companies, guilds, and individuals passionate about today’s quilting community.
It is a two-phase auction that starts with online bidding. To participate in the online auction, simply go to www.quiltmuseum.org/auction. Participants will be able to bid immediately following a brief registration process. Online bidding will run through Wednesday, April 23rd at 10pm central time. The online auction system is highly dynamic, working similar to eBay’s platform. Bidders will be informed if they have been outbid at any point during the 16 days.
On April 24th, at 6pm, the Live Auction will begin. The auction will take place at the Convention Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Online bidders will be represented by a proxy at the live event. Each item will be won by the person offering the highest bid, regardless if they are in attendance. Typically, over 70% of items are won by online bidders that do not attend the live event; as such, everyone has a good chance to win.
The National Quilt Museum works to bring the work of today’s quilter to new and expanding audiences worldwide. It promotes the quilting community through exhibits, education, and advocacy efforts. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that receives over 80% of its funding through the generosity of the quilting community. The Annual Benefit Auction is the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 15, 2014
|April 13, 2014|
The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset is showing at American Museum in Britain located at Claverton Manor in Bath through November 2, 2014. The exhibit spans his fifty years working as an artist and colorist.
Over one hundred works of textile art – quilts, knitwear, needlepoint, and beading are on display.
This is the grandest show of my career – every item is part of an intricate opera of colour. I have always wanted this approach to my work, but other museum designers and curators have steered me to a rather mixed approach in my exhibitions.This show is so unique to me because it explains in a visceral way my growing obsession with the power of colour. My hope and conviction is that this exhibition at the American Museum in Britain will show the grey and beige clad young the sensual thrill of pure colour. I still feel vital! I want my message to come across in this mood altering show – I’m flying high on colour.This show is closer to my desires than ever before in my many, many presentations around the world.(Kaffe Fassett, 12 March 2014)
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 12, 2014
April 10, 2014
Tula Pink is featured on The Quilt Show and they have made a Smilebox presentation from her colorful world.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 10, 2014
“Quilt Detectives” at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North April 4, 2014, Prime Life, Carmel, Indiana
April 4, 2014
“Quilt Detectives” will be presented at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North in Carmel, Indiana, Friday, April 4, 2014, by AQS certified quilt appraiser, Caryl Schuetz. The program is at Prime Life at 1:00PM.
Come and be a quilt detective with Caryl as we examine antique quilts to determine how old they are as well as other information about each quilt that members bring to show and share.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 4, 2014
“Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin” at Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, April 3 – June 29, 2014
April 1, 2014
Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin will open at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, on April 3 and show through June 29, 2014
Nancy Bardach – “At Rest”
This juried exhibition of thirty-eight contemporary quilts showcases the textile artists’ work, while advancing a message of conservation, which was inspired by the mission and purpose of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas,
Posted by woodhavenstudio on April 1, 2014
March 29, 2014
The 2014 Indiana Heritage Quilt Show winners are at: http://www.ihqs.org/2014-ihqs-winners-3/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 29, 2014
March 24, 2014
Art exhibit: Commemorative Quilts
Old and recent Mennonite and Amish quilts that record and honor significant life events will be on display at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana through July 27, 2014.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 24, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 20, 2014
“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” April 6 – July 27, 2014, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
March 15, 2014
“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” will be at the Boston Museum of Fine Art from April 6 through July 27, 2014, showing sixty distinctive quilts. More at: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/quilts-and-color You can preview some of the quilts in the exhibit on that page. Look down the page and click on preview.
I’ll be able to get to see this exhibit!
Here’s a You Tube video by the curator, Pam Parmal, and Gerald Roy, the collector, about the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RizX5PBHflw&feature=youtu.be
And a You Tube video with Jennifer Swope, curator, about the Amish snails’ trail that is a part of the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiBxp6_TwEI.
Another write up about the exhibit: http://artsfuse.org/104366/fuse-visual-arts-review-quilts-and-color-far-from-folk-and-perhaps-beyond-art/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 15, 2014
Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex, New York, New York, March 15 – July 6, 2014
Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition will be at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex in New York, New York, from March 15 – July 6, 2014
Beth Carney – “Chasms 16: Under the Stars”
The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition will honor Grand Central Terminal’s grandeur not in marble, but in textiles. The challenge to reinterpret this grand space in fabric yielded a wide array of artistic visions. The quilts incorporate Grand Central’s iconic architecture, with chandeliers, clocks, celestial ceilings, acorns and oak leaves creatively woven into the designs.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 11, 2014
March 7, 2014
Sandra Peterson’s Best in Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 7, 2014
Now -July 27th, 2014: Antique Quilt Exhibit
Heritage Village Museum is showing antique quilts from their collection. Nineteen quilts span a century of American culture from the 1840s through 1940s. The museum is located in Sharonville, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. More info at: http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/home.aspx
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 2, 2014
February 25, 2014
We just love the patchwork logo from the Sochi Winter Olympics! You can go to this tutorial to make a table runner with the design that was inspired by the Olympics’ logo on Patchwork Posse’s blog: http://www.patchworkposse.com/2014/02/table-runner-tutorial-sochi-olymipcs-inspired/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 25, 2014
February 22, 2014
Here’s another video about the Sochi Winter Olympics logo designs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zlp7vDSuEwThe photos about the designs starts at 2:03 on the video. My earlier post about the designs is from January 28, 2014.
Posters for the Games
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 22, 2014
February 18, 2014
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum has online exhibits of their past museum exhibits. Click on “View the exhibit” at: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/
Iespecially like the one with photos of people and quilts in the photos: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 18, 2014
February 12, 2014
The Quilt Show has Part II of winning quilts from Road to California 2014 Show in January:
Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 12, 2014
February 9, 2014
Police are hopeful of finding the murderer of Cathy Zimmer, San Jose, California, whose murder occurred twenty-five years ago, through a mystery quilt that was covering her body. The quilt did not belong to anyone in the family and no one knowing the victim recognized the quilt either.
Mrs. Zimmer, who was thirty-eight, disappeared on March 8, 1989, in San Jose, and her body covered by the quilt, was found a couple of days later on the floor in the back seat of her car.
The article appeared in a couple of locations. Here is the one I read today:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 9, 2014
February 6, 2014
Karen Nyberg, NASA astronaut, is a quilt maker, too. I have posted about her before.
While on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that returned to earth with her. Her block will be combined with blocks that other quitlers have made to create a quilt that will be displayed at the 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston. (See a video of Karen Nyberg–with her block–on board the ISS!)
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 6, 2014
Nice Wall Street Journal article about Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilts, who does You Tube tutorials about quilt making at:
To see a list of her tutorials, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo
I think the Jelly Roll Race, about which I had posted previously, is her most popular tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU
with almost a million views.
Here’s one that I want to try: The Disappearing Pinwheel, just released, check out the video by clicking here!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 2, 2014
February 1, 2014
The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of the winners from Road to California Show 2014, Part I. You can see the winners at: http://www.road2ca.com/2014winners/index.html The quilts are amazing! Sharon Shamber won Best of Show with a $6,000.00 award sponsored by Gammil.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on February 1, 2014
January 28, 2014
Posters for the Games
This is a Russian blog with photos of the patchwork theme:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 28, 2014
January 25, 2014
Right now, Craftsy has a sign up for some free online classes. Check these out. I signed up for all three.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 25, 2014
“Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection” at Folk Art Center, Ashville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 22, 2014
Photo by Ted Brown
A quilt created by the Georgetown Women’s Institute in 1915 is now on display in the Georgetown Branch of the Halton Hills Library. The quilt was recently returned to Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, after spending decades in an a linen closet in England.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 18, 2014
January 12, 2014
The 13th Open European Quilt Championships 2013 was held in the Netherlands. Some of the winners were exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, in November. The challenge theme was “Berlin.”
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 12, 2014
January 3, 2014
Festival Awareness Project 2013: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs was an exhibit of quilted pet portraits for Houston’s no-kill animal shelter and adoption agency, Friends for Life. The quilts were at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this Fall. This Smilebox slide show is presented by The Quilt Show. Quite a few of the pieces used digital imagery.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 3, 2014
January 1, 2014 The New Year
Sandra Boardman’s exquisite embroidered and hand dyed, beaded narratives of the lives of ordinary and illustrious Nantucket women in their journals and letters in the archives of the Nantucket Historical Association. Through a familiarity with her subjects’ words, drawings, and artistic creations, she develops an intimacy with their lives that serves as the catalyst for her own designs.
Susan Boardman is currently working on a series of embroidered narratives inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on January 1, 2014
December 28, 2013
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum at University of Nebraska – Lincoln has added their 2008 exhibit “Quilts in Common: Around the Globe & Across the Centuries” to their web site. You can see it at: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/qic/
Click on “View the Exhibition” at the right near the top of the page or at the bottom of the web site page.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 28, 2013
“Quilting Around the Circle City” at Marion County Central Library Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana, through January 2014
A special exhibit called “Quilting Around the Circle City” is on display at the Marion County Central Library downtown. For their recent 2013 Quilt Show, the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis issued a challenge to their quilters to create small panels of a person, place, event or theme found in Indianapolis. The result is a colorful display stretching 16 feet long and open to the public for viewing during library hours into January.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 23, 2013
December 13, 2013
This press release is from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. The access is free:
A fully-accessible, digital archive of 117 issues of magazines published by
the American Folk Art Museum from 1971 through 2008 will go online and be
available to all beginning December 6, 2013. More than 10,000 pages of Folk
Art and The Clarion-including scholarly articles and texts, photographs,
illustrations, advertisements, calendars, and more-have been digitized and
can be reached via the Museum’s website at http://www.folkartmuseum.org
and following links to “Publications” and
“Magazines.” The archive is organized chronologically.
Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Museum, commented:
“This invaluable archive is but one way in which the American Folk Art
Museum continues to provide education and leadership in the extraordinary
fields of both traditional folk art and the creative expressions of the
self-taught. Making the issues available online further extends the reach of
the Museum and advances our mission.”
The digitization and launch of the archive has been made possible by a
generous grant from Museum Trustee Karin Fielding and her husband, Dr.
Jonathan Fielding, which matched funding from the Friends of Heritage
Preservation. These grants were spurred by a gift from the American Folk Art
Published (on average) three times each year, The Clarion, later called Folk
Art, was a preeminent forum for original research and new scholarship in the
encompassing field of American folk art. Reflecting the mission of the
museum, the articles embraced new perspectives on a wide variety of topics
ranging from traditional arts such as portraiture, schoolgirl arts, painted
furniture, and pottery, to original discourses on under-recognized artists.
Features and articles were written not only by American Folk Art Museum
curators, but also by scholars and experts in a variety of fields, with
subject matter spanning three centuries. The publications were lavishly
illustrated with meticulous care, and included news about the Museum as well
as exhibitions around the country, illustrated advertisements from a stellar
roster of dealers and auction houses, and other related information.
Tanya Heinrich, the Museum’s Editor and Director of Publications, and a
former publisher of the magazines prior to their cessation, directed the
project with the assistance of Elena Terhune, a researcher from Smith
Currently, the magazines are searchable by issue; the complete index of all
issues will be available in the summer of 2014.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 13, 2013
“Beauty in a Time of Scarcity:19th Century Quilts from the Lewis and Katherine Haag Collection” through April 13, 2014, Washington Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 6, 2013
December 2, 2013
This is Part 2 of Reiko Kato’s quilts that are in this Smilebox slide presentation from The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 3, 2013
December 2, 2013
The amazing and exquisite work “World of Mother’s Dream” by Reiko Kato of Kanagawa, Japan, was a special exhibit at Houston’s International Quilt Festival 2013. The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of part 1 of Kato’s quilts.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 3, 2013
November 29, 2013
The Quilt Show has four free episodes for anyone to watch this weekend. Go to: http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/shows.php/free_shows/1/#tabs
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 29, 2013
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 28, 2013
November 25, 2013
Rosemary Youngs, who was just at the Fall Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana, took 110 photos of the show and tell quilts from the retreat and put them into a Smilebox presentation. She has given me permission to post the address so you can enjoy seeing them. Very nice slide show, Rosemary! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 25, 2013
“Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years” at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, December 6 – March 11, 2014
Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years will be at National Quilt Museum Paducah, Kentucky, from December 6 – March 11, 2014.
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Corona #3: Solar Eclipse”
The exhibit celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s first art quilt, “Red Poppies.” There are thirty new quilts.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 23, 2013
November 19, 2013
You have a chance to buy one of the contest quilts made for the nonprofit Quilt Alliance. Some are made by prize-winning star quilters; they are affordable, starting at $60.
This year celebrates the Alliance’s 20th anniversary. The annual small quilt auction is one of the Quilt Alliance’s most important fundraisers, supporting projects like The Quilt Index.
Quilts up for auction on eBay.com November 18-25, 2013. View and bid on all of the Week TWO quilts here:
Week 2 Quilts:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 19, 2013
|“The Mocha Tree” by Quilt Treasure Yvonne Porcella|
The first week of the Quilt Alliance’s TWENTY auction began on Monday, November 11 at 9pm Eastern. All quilts are 20″ x 20″, and the quilts will be offered through December 9 in four one-week auctions on eBay. Here are some quilts included in Week One of the auction:
Above, left to right: “20″ by Patricia Hobbs, “Needlework 1928″ by Pauline Salzman, “Take 20″ by Eleanor Levie.
Above, left to right: “20 Blocks for Twenty Years” by Alison Ruggiero, “Twenty Things I Say” by Pat Sloan, “Memories of Grandmom … 100 years / 5 Generations = 20″ by Joyce Hughes.
To bid during the TWENTY auction, search “Quilt Alliance” on www.ebay.com
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 12, 2013
“A River of Quilts: Quilted Images of the Sacramento River” Slide Presentation from Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 10, 2013
March 8, 2014
Posted by woodhavenstudio on March 7, 2014
November 5, 2013
The 2013 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, had many beautiful quilts on exhibit again this year. You can see the winners in each category here: http://www.quilts.org/winners.html
by TIMNA TARR
| First Place
Boy and His Best Friend
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 5, 2013
October 28, 2013
“Seasonal Palette” is a SAQA juried exhibit that I saw in Cincinnati, Ohio, last Spring at the International Quilt Festival. I fell in love with the awesome exhibit! Currently it is showing at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky through December 3, 2013.
It’s a celebration of the seasons from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). This exhibit showcases the work of 37 artists. These 37 works, all sized at 78″ tall and 32″ wide, create an exhibit that moves us through the seasons using texture, light, color and masterful design. Visitors can enjoy the richness of the personal connection to the artist through their documented experiences located at the center of the exhibit. It was the addition of the documented work that was so exciting to my friend and me, as we looked at one piece, then went to the table with the notebooks, samples, etcetera, that the artist had made for her piece. Then on to the next quilt on the wall…back to the table to investigate “How did she do that?” “Ohhhh…”
SAQA even has a book surprisingly called “Seasonal Palette” with photos of the pieces in the exhibit. I had to have one.
Info about the exhibit at the National Quilt Museum: http://www.quiltmuseum.org/current-exhibits.html
A You Tube of the exhibit while it was at the Houston 2012 International Quilt Festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qlbOmGFXTI&feature=youtu.be
Daren Redman is a fiber artist in Brown County, Indiana , who dyed fabric to get the color palette needed for “Autumn in Brown County,” which is part of “Seasonal Palette” exhibit.
Daren Redman’s “Autumn in Brown County “
Redman’s color palette
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 28, 2013
INfiber Sponsors Trusted Mentors: “What Home Means” Friday, November 1, 2013, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, Indiana
To view this email as a web page, go here.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 25, 2013
“How to Make a Tee Shirt Quilt” Presentation at Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Tuesday, October 22, 2013
October 21, 2013
I will be in Kokomo, Indiana, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Tuesday evening I will do a presentation “How to Make a Tee Shirt Quilt,” with a Wednesday workshop to make tee shirt quilts.
The Guild meeting, 7PM, is at Chrysler Union Hall, 929 E. Hoffer Street in Kokomo.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 21, 2013
October 16, 2013
A Smilebox slide show of Grace Errea’s beautiful quilts presented by The Quilt Show is here:
Grace Errea’s quilts are beautiful!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 16, 2013
Quilts=Art=Quilts will be at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York, October 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014.
Nancy Bardach – “Composing Colors”
This is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 33rd annual juried quilt exhibition. Quilt selection was based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 12, 2013
“My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993,” and “Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico,” Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas, through December 22, 2013
October 7, 2013
“My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993,” and “Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico“ are showing at the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas.
Sandra Sider curated “My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993.”
“Land of Enchantment,” contains 14 quilts. The artists are members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates. Many of the themes are reflective of the diverse aspects of New Mexico.
“Pauline’s Ford” by Rod Daniel
A Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 7, 2013